Question about Olympus Stylus 710 Digital Camera
My camera lens wont open ... i press the button the lens starts to come out of the camera and immediatly goes back in and the camera shuts itself off .. how can i fix this/? tks
I found tilting my camer downwards towards the floor and removing the usb cover and then turning the camera on worked, I am unsure if its a faulty motor or slightly damaged lens but once it's retracted the camera works fine - this was a test I was able to repeatedly do.
Opening the camera did not display any visible faults although with the housing off it did operate better. this will unfortunatly remove some the cameras weather proofing in the way opening a splash resistant watch will mean it no longer can be used near to water, this is due to the fact these cameras are factory made, also you risk dust getting in.
I have picked up another Olympus with the same fault on eBay it would appear the 760 model also suffers from this same problem
Posted on Dec 17, 2008
I had the same exact issue. LISTEN UP I CAN FIX THIS. I began disassmbly and removed the outer shell of the camera (after I realized my warranty was no longer valid of course). I found that with the majority of the outer shell removed the lens opened again... Hmm I thought, Curious.
I will cut to the chase. My theory: the "waterproof seals" don't allow for an adequate change in volume within the sealed cavity when the lens is fully opened. You can see the seals going concave and convex as the camera struggles to open the lens. it can't. I am not sure why this issue develops over time. But who cares I have an easy way to fix it.
SOLUTION: Break the seal every time you open your lens. Sounds like a bad solution at first. EXCEPT you can break the seal by simply opening the DC USB port that you would normally open download you pics. So just right of the dial pop open the DC USB cover. Turn on your camera opening the lens and take as many pictures as you want. Also once the lens is out feel free to close the USB port cover to prevent water damage.
Posted on Mar 27, 2008
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